English has many convenient expressions.
These expressions are usually used in speaking.
One expression is: “Nobody put a gun to your head!”
This is an informal and critical expression which
some people use to respond to others who
inappropriately complain that they felt forced
to do something.
This expression references a gun because people
can truly be forced to do something if they are
threatened with violence.
Mary: “I really don’t want to go
to that party. I wish they
hadn’t invited us.”
John: “Well, nobody put a gun to your head.
You should have just said no.”
Mary: “Yeah. You’re right…”
What do you think?
Have you heard this expression before?
Does your language have a similar expression?